Engineer Boots, Harness Boots...

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Creeping Past, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. trapp

    trapp Practically Family

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    Thanks for the tips LR and Regius.

    Yes, I think Wescos are going to be my next try. I'd love to find that the MP toe worked with my feet, but I think the bump would be more promising from a comfort standpoint.
     
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  2. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Fwiw wesco currently has 3 pair of 7400 black tie size 9 on their overstock page. $400
     
  3. trapp

    trapp Practically Family

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    Nice! I like what I've seen of the 7400 once it breaks in. I would need a 10E, or possibly 10.5D.

    I'm toying with the idea of customizing something without a stacked heel. I like the Phigvels and Motor boots I've seen (and a few custom Wescos) that ditch the traditional stacked heel if favor of a low sole.
     
  4. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    Motor Dress engineer compared to Mister Freedom Road Champ
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  5. trapp

    trapp Practically Family

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    Nice comparison. How did you do that with your legs?
     
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  6. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    Will some of you comment on the waterproofing or lack thereof on some of the makes?

    I assume for instance that the White’s are leaky but could be wrong... don’t know about Wesco, Wolverines, Chippewa, Frye, or the more expensive boutique (pronounced Boot-EEK! cuz you say EEK! when you see the price) makers.


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  7. Blackadder

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    LOL. We were sitting in the balcony having a cigar. I took out my phone and my fd just posed.
     
  8. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs A-List Customer

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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking about getting a pair of White's nomad engineers to complement my jackets. I tried a pair of John Lofgren's and didn't really like the fit or look. A bit too dainty and inconsequential feeling, disconcertingly light in fact, and the toe was rounded in a way that somehow seemed too abstract. I know that's weird to say, but it felt less like a engineer boot toe and more like a kind of perfect renaissance arch at the tip of my foot.

    Anyway, I've got a sizing pair of Nomad's coming my way but would plan to do a custom job if I decide to go forward.

    The main question I'm asking is whether to do brown or natty cxl leather. I've got a pair of natty cxl Bounty Hunters that I like a lot and a pair of brown/burgendy cxl Alen Indy's that I love too, so I know I would be happy with both. I'm just wondering what leather is better suited for a versatile engineer boot, and this will be my only engineer boot for the foreseeable future.

    Another question I'm asking about is heel design. I'm thinking of going with a semi dress heel, but that's not based on too much, except that the packer ranger heel has too much of a bulb shape and the traveller heel is too boxy for me.

    One other interesting point is that there is a $50 upcharge for brown cxl and none for natty
     
  9. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    Here is a question for the boot thread.

    Anyone know if Lone Wolf boots fit true to size or do I need to size a 1/2 size smaller.

    Anything I read about fit is all over the place form true to size fit to size a size down like a Red Wing Heritage.

    I posted this in outerwear but figured I may get more info here.
     
  10. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    Colin, then you’d love the Viberg Workboot 2005 last Engineer, I think it’s called the ‘93


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  11. Shin

    Shin Familiar Face

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    What kind of pants go well with engineer boots that aren't jeans? Thinking about getting meself a pair of engineer boots for this winter, but don't wanna wear jeans in freezing temps. Any recommendations for an alternative to jeans?
     
  12. deaner33

    deaner33 New in Town

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    Chinos


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  13. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Based on photos you’ve posted i think you’d lime these
    https://www.ironheart.co.uk/bottoms/ih-824-blk.html
    They are technically denim but don’t look like typical denim. When it’s cold out i find 21oz or 25 oz denim from iron heart (although there are more budget friendly options like unbranded) make a huge contribution to overall warmth. They are pretty much all I will wear for the next 3 months.
     
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  14. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    Anyone ever heard of Isubella boots? Stumbled onto them yesterday. Very inexpensive but good looking boots. I wonder what kind of quality they could be at $80.

    https://www.isubella.com/products/ctmx40603


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  15. Shin

    Shin Familiar Face

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    Thanks for the recommendation. I might order a 21oz from Unbranded. What about wool though. Do they go well with engineer boots?
     
  16. Shin

    Shin Familiar Face

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    Anyone has experience with Durango and Sendra boots? They seem to be targeting the lower price point, are they worth it?
     
  17. Bfd70

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    I don’t own any woold pants to compliment engineer boots. Search posts by A-1 he frequently does and absolutely kills it.
     
  18. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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  19. Blackadder

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    There are other options like
    Jungle cloth/grosgrain
    Sugar Cane, Mr Freedom, Freewheelers
    Canvas
    Carhartt, Ciano Farmer and Iron Heart etc.
    These heavy cotton pants also look good
    http://store.w-river.com/shopdetail/000000003200/ct132/page5/recommend/
    http://store.w-river.com/shopdetail/000000003202/ct132/page5/recommend/
    Kojima Genes also makes lots of heavy jeans
    http://eshop.kojima-genes.com/shopbrand/002/002/X/#.XAxG4FUza72
     
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  20. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    Finally sprang for some Chippewas. The 11” Pierce with contrast welt. Figured I should give them a try first before the White’s, since they are half the price...


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